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  • Sharp's and Hankin's Four Barrel Inscribed to S.E. Conner 14th Iowa Infantry

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    Sharp's and Hankin's Four Barrel - Original breech-loading, four-shot pepperbox pistol in excellent condition that is sometimes referred as a ‘Sharps derringer’.  Properly termed a pepperbox pistol, this example was manufactured by the American firearm maker C. Sharps & Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania which produced 26,000 of these specimens known as the Model 2A between 1859 through 1874.

    This Sharp's patent 1859 bears serial # 2275 on both barrel and buttplate. Right side of the frame around the hammer screw exhibits the circular stamping that read “C. SHARPS & CO. / PHILADA, PA.”  Left side reads “C. SHARPS  / PATENT 1859”. Stampings are sharp. Grips are the checkered gutta percha in excellent condition.  A fine condition Sharps deringer.   Inscribed to "S.E. Conner" 14th Iowa Infantry.  

    Sanford E. Conner:

    Residence Leroy IA; 18 years old.

    Enlisted on 8/15/1862 as a Private.

    On 9/11/1862 he mustered into "B" Co. IA 14th Infantry

    He was Mustered Out on 11/16/1864 at Davenport, IA

    Other Information:

    Born in New York


     Inventory Number: HAN 027